More celebrity gossip, only not in blind item format this time. Marissa Jaret Winkour is leaving as the host of Dance Your Ass Off. She will be replaced by Mel B., of Spice Girls fame.
This is what Marissa had to say: “Marissa’s reasons for not returning to season 2 are the following: the format of the program did not allow her to interact with the contestants and offer them encouragement and support, and criticism she received from producers regarding her appearance.”
To me that means the producers thought she was fat and probably told her this more than once. This is a show about people embracing who they are as people. Sure, the idea is to lose weight, but to throw someone up there like Mel B who weighs what, 85 pounds kind of defeats the whole purpose. Was Marissa the best host in the whole world? No, but allthe producers are doing is telling the world they don’t believe what they are trying to sell on the show. They are trying to sell that all people no matter their size are beautiful, but then kick off Marissa and replace her with someone who is not typical and instead is probably a size zero and has fake breasts and says this is the ideal.
The producers’ official statement is that the core fans of the show grew up Spice Girl fans so this is what they really want. Uh huh.
Here are some of the comments about the change:
Marissa’s personality makes me want to rip my eyeballs out. Mel B is more engaging, I believe. If this is a program about weightloss via dance, than I would think Mel B is more inspirational than Marissa since Mel B has successfully shed some pounds.
Marissa was one of the big girls on DWTS and I was always embarrassed for her whenever the male partner had to lift her. I didn’t think it was possible to do it without him getting a back ache and dropping her. She was heavy and certainly not graceful enough for the dances. Also she’s very bubbly but in a way that I find annoying.
This is one of my guilty pleasure shows. I love dancing and I love seeing everyone’s journey through the weight loss. I must say though, Marissa was one of the bad points of the show, as far as I’m concerned. I didn’t think she did that great of a job of hosting, but what really was disturbing is just how TIGHT the clothes she wore on camera were. Seriously, she looked like she was going to pass out from not being able to breathe most of the time. She always looked extremely uncomfortable in the clothes. I’m no fan of Mel B. but to be honest, I care more about the contestants than who’s hosting it, so it doesn’t matter to me. The contestant’s stories were always very inspirational to me. But I must admit, it does kind of send a bad message to get someone thinner to host.
I don’t watch the show myself, because the weight-loss component seems shirty to me. Your thoughts?
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